Diabetes Forecast

9 Gifts for Home Cooks

By Karen Ansel, MS, RDN ,

Photography by Eric Hinders; styled by Haleigh Eason

1. OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner

Say goodbye to soggy lettuce with this lightweight salad spinner, which doubles as a salad bowl. $29.99, target.com

2. Diabetes Superfoods Cookbook and Meal Planner

With over 100 easy-to-make recipes and 40 days’ worth of meal plans, this collection takes the guesswork out of diabetes-friendly meal planning. $17.95, shopdiabetes.org

3. Jokari Pasta Basket

Portion control is easy with this right-size pot insert. Simply fill the basket with pasta, set into boiling water, and cook. $10, jokari.com

4. Whirley Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper

Snack healthier with this old-school popcorn maker. Its hand-crank technology keeps kernels in perpetual motion, preventing scorching. $21.99, whirleypopshop.com

5. Velesco Silicone Baking Mats

These reusable, nonstick baking sheet liners help you use less oil and make cleanup a breeze. $15.95 for a set of three, amazon.com

6. Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers

Designed to improve airflow and protect produce from moisture, these containers act like little crispers to help fruits and veggies last longer. $24.99 for a set of three, bedbathandbeyond.com

7. Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer

This spiral slicer is ideal for making lower-carb vegetable pasta. Our favorite: zucchini noodles that can replace wheat spaghetti. $29.95, amazon.com

8. Instant Pot Max

The most advanced Instant Pot to date, this multicooker lets you pressure cook, slow cook, sauté, steam, can, and make rice, soup, broth, and yogurt. $149.95, williams-sonoma.com

9. AeroGarden Herbie

Get your kids busy in the kitchen with this indoor hydroponic herb garden. Since there’s no soil, it’s mess free. $36.95, aerogarden.com



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